A basic tool to determine exercise capacity in COPD: 4-meter gait speed
CONCLUSIONS: Considering its easy applicability and reproducibility, 4mGS seems to be a strong candidate for daily clinical use in monitoring the exercise capacity of COPD patients. Further studies in larger patient groups are needed to support these results.PMID:35362305 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229907 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: O ğuz Karcıoğlu Sevin ç Sarınç Ulaşlı Ahmet U ğur Demir Source Type: research

Timeline of critically ill 2019 SARS-CoV-2 cases after onset of illness: Intensive care data from Turkey
CONCLUSIONS: SARS-CoV-2 associated viral disease can progress after simple symptoms to hospital admission in a median of four days and to intensive care admission requiring intubation in a median of nine days. We believe that a better understanding of the clinical course of COVID-19 and its change between centers can be revealed through sharing information from different countries and centers.PMID:35362306 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229908 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ahmet O ğuzhan Küçük Mehtap Pehlivanlar K üçük Ay şegül Pehlivanlar Sevil Ayayd ın Mürtezaoğlu Kadir Çoban Ömer Topaloğlu Arma ğan Kaya Özlem Güler Taha Semerci Semanur Bal çık Savaşer B üşra Özhan Akdemir Olcay Ay çiçek Funda Ö Source Type: research

Evaluation of diaphragm thickness and function with ultrasound technique and comparison with spirometry in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we concluded that the patients with COPD develop diaphragmatic dysfunction with reduced diaphragm thickness and mobility. The use of ultrasound in COPD may contribute to clinical practice, yet further studies are needed.PMID:35362307 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229909 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Burcu Yal çın Nevin Sekmenli Beng ü Baktık Taha Tahir Bek çi Source Type: research

Current Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease
This article will also review the current treatment options of SSc-ILD.PMID:35362308 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229910 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Cemal Bes Erdo ğan Çetinkaya Source Type: research

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangitis: A new target for biologicals
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):93-101. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229911.ABSTRACTEosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a rare systemic necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis in the spectrum of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Nevertheless, EGPA has specific clinical, biological and histological properties different from other AAVs [microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and granulomatous polyangiitis (GPA)]. Recently, thanks to the studies conducted to understand the pathophysiology of EGPA, unlike neutrophils in other AAVs, the main cells involved in EGPA have ...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Makbule Seda Bayrak Durmaz Zeynep Çelebi Sözener Sevim Bavbek Source Type: research

The investigated case of etiology of chylous pleural effusion: Ataxia-telangiectasia
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):102-106. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229912.ABSTRACTAtaxia-telangiectasia is an autosomal recessive, rare, neurodegenerative multisystem disorder characterized by ataxia-telangiectasia, cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia, immunodeficiency, progressive respiratory failure associated with increased malignancy risk. Clinical diagnosis is made with ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene. Our case, who was diagnosed as ataxia-telangiectasia while investigating the etiology of chylous pleural effusion, is presented because of its rare occurrence.PMID:35362310 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229912 (Source:...
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: I şıl Sak Deniz K ızılırmak Yavuz Havlucu Zeynep Y ılmaz P ınar Çelik Source Type: research

A mobile intracavitary calcified nodule
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):107-108. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229913.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35362311 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229913 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Yukiko Kodama Hiroaki Satoh Source Type: research

Impending rupture of a mediastinal bronchial artery aneurysm
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):109-110. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229914.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35362312 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229914 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Hiroaki Satoh Shinichiro Okauchi Source Type: research

Pulmonary fibrotic-like changes in patients recovering from COVID-19: Correspondence
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):111. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229915.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35362313 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229915 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

Response to "Pulmonary fibrotic-like changes in patients recovering from COVID-19: Correspondence"
Tuberk Toraks. 2022 Mar;70(1):112. doi: 10.5578/tt.20229916.NO ABSTRACTPMID:35362314 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229916 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ahmet Vural Ahmet Nedim Kahraman Source Type: research

Electrocardiogram parameters for predicting future arrhythmia in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that non-hypoxemic COPD patients with decreased pulmonary functions, without cardiac symptoms and comorbidities, could have risks for atrial, ventricular arrhythmias regardless of dyspnea, smoking.PMID:35362299 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229901 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: İpek Candemir Emir Baskovski Ba şar Candemir Dicle Kaymaz Source Type: research

Coexistence of tuberculosis and COVID-19 pneumonia: A presentation of 16 patients from Turkey with their clinical features
CONCLUSIONS: : In our study, no effect of the coexistence of TB and COVID-19 on morbidity or mortality was observed. Although the number of patients is small, it can be said that patients with early TB disease and with widespread involvement may be riskier for COVID-19 infection. Frequent hospital visits by TB patients may be a risk for COVID-19. It may be beneficial to carry out the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis patients by tuberculosis dispensaries as in our country or authorized units to reduce the risk of hospital admissions and COVID-19 transmission.PMID:35362300 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229902 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Şule Gül Esma Seda Akal ın Karaca Elif Yelda Özgün Niksarlıoğlu Halit Çınarka Mehmet Atilla Uysal Source Type: research

Fungal culture results and clinical effects of bronchoscopy specimens
CONCLUSIONS: C. albicans was isolated the most among all bacterial and fungal agents in all patient groups that were immunosuppressed or not at a routine bronchoscopy unit. Diagnostic bronchoscopic sampling should be performed at the early stages of clinically or radiologically suspected fungal illness.PMID:35362301 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229903 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Olcay Ay çiçek Mehtap Pehlivanlar K üçük İlknur Koç Sevil Ayayd ın Mürtezaoğlu Ay şegül Pehlivanlar Funda Öztuna Y ılmaz Bülbül Tevfik Özlü Source Type: research

Subacute neurological sequelae in mild COVID-19 outpatients
CONCLUSIONS: This study gives a description of neurological sequelae of mild COVID-19 at the subacute stage, in a relatively young group, and reveals that cognitive disturbances, as well as headache, are quite frequent.PMID:35362302 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229904 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Aslihan Taskiran-Sag Erdal Ero ğlu Şule Canlar Bar ış Mustafa Poyraz Kemal Özülken Tarkan Mumcuo ğlu Numan Numano ğlu Source Type: research

Coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and fibromyalgia
CONCLUSIONS: We recommend clinical evaluation of female patients with fibromyalgia and we suggest polysomnography, especially in patients with excessive daytime sleepiness. Early diagnosis and treatment of concomitant OSAS will contribute to quality of fibromyalgia patients' life.PMID:35362303 | DOI:10.5578/tt.20229905 (Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks)
Source: Tuberkuloz ve Toraks - April 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Ay şegül Altıntop Geçkil Rabia Aydo ğan Baykara Source Type: research